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BOOKS Twentieth-Century Type: Remix by Lewis Blackwell. Laurence King, 1998. 192pp. £19.95

According to the author, this book 'takes its narrative lead from folk tales and its metaphor from contemporary music'; a 'remix' of an earlier work, writes Stuart Bailey. Guest-designed divider pages and other gimmickry can't disguise what is, in fact, a basic anthology - albeit a welcome one in an industry whose technological advances and formal consequences require constant updating. Apparently intending to focus on typefaces, the book is as much a general graphic design history, ...

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